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Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing work of art.
    I haven't been so excited about a show since Breaking Bad. Flowers of Evil is an atmospheric examination of the dark side of humanity. The rotoscoping style of the series does take a little bit to warm up to, but during scenes of intense emotion it becomes clear why this style of animation suits the story of Flowers of Evil.

    I highly recommend Flowers of Evil if you are looking for something ...
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  • 10 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    This is an unsettling dark story, in a sh@! stained world.
    The manga series Flowers of Evil by Shūzō Oshimi could start its own genre with just how unique it is. It stands out. I feel the anime is looking to do the same and may have accomplished just that. If you like dark/disturbing/psychological series, I would recommend giving this a try.
    If you find yourself wanting more it has been published in English by Vertical. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Thrilling And Unconventional Work Of Art
    Aku no Hana is a psychological and deeply disturbing take on the anxiety, loneliness, and madness of everyday interpersonal relations. A sensitive male middle school bookworm becomes involved with his reclusive, devious and sharply clever female classmate who blackmails him into committing a progressively perverse series of acts, all while he attempts to conceal his deeds from his love ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pure, timeless, emotional art
    I enjoy artwork, even the "dumb" ones that are just a white smudge on a black background. That doesn't take any skill to make. A small child could do that, but it wouldn't sell, since names sell art more than art sells art a lot of the time.

    However, this show is a work of pure, beautiful, emotional, addictive, relate-able, absolutely timeless art. That doesn't even begin to describe it for me. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Finally! Something Different!
    You will not be disappointed. I'm old school! I like my series to give me more than bullets and shiny colors. If you're ready to be creeped out... If you're ready to see fantastic animation... If you're looking for something different, then I recommend this show! Rotoscoping for the win! I will be watching this again!
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    The darkness within - an exploration of our evil self.
    Before watching the series, I had never heard of this anime, or the manga for any purposes. I jumped into the first episode with no expectations whatsoever, and the first thing that shocked me was the rotoscoped execution (movie cells painted over). In the beginning, it was slightly weird and annoying. That sensation lasted maybe ten minutes - enough to scare some people away, possibly.

    After ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Very appealing to the mind
    The rotoscope in this anime is amazing! The feel of this anime has such depth. The music is absolutely incredible and fitting, along with the ability to feel every single emotion that goes through the MC. Everything about this anime is interesting and appealing, a definite must see if you want something that goes against the norm and peeks that part of your brain you rarely use. It is very easy to ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Original and intense
    This one falls on both sides of the line between art and entertainment. A lot of people seem to be sensitive to its dark subject matter and style, though I can't say I relate at all. If you want to see a deeply original and mind-bending specimen of animation, be sure to put it in your queue.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Brooding, Psychological, Unconventional
    In spite of being yet another anime / manga about grade school life, Flowers of Evil is far from a typical anime. It uses rotoscoped animation to develop characters through vivid, nuanced facial expressions, as well as a somber, slow pace of action that puts emphasis on setting and scenery. The result is remarkably true-to-life feeling, and well suited to the story, much of which takes place in ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    evil is in the eye of the beholder
    Unique in it's realism, the mundane nature of these souls trapped in a rusted tin town. They seem to want to burst thru all of the "normal" behaviour, the expectations of those around them. Societal norms. Repression, conformity. All of the angst we all go thru at that age. Nothing is what is supposed to be. Wonderful story telling, atmosphere, music, artfully done.
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